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Housing costs have exacerbated income equality in Germany

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and co-authors finds that changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s. The research was covered on the German press.

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Discussion Paper

VoxEU

FAZ

UCL News

Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

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iNews

UCL News

FAZ

VoxEU

 

The Criminal Behaviour of Young Fathers

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and  Rasmus Landersø, finds that  very young fathers who have their first child while they are still teenagers subsequently commit less crime if the child is a boy than if it is a girl. This  then has a spill over effect on other young men of a similar age living in the same neighbourhoods as the young father. The research was covered on the British press.

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VoxEU

The Telegraph

The Times

 

BBC 2

"I was quite prepared... to use the cover of the statistician's analysis": Former home secretary David Blunkett and Prof Dustmann on the 2003 report on EU accession

 

Brexit

BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

CReAM seminar

CReAM - Seminar in Applied Economics Series
Aline Bütikofer (NHH)

'The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health'

Event date: Monday 29th October 2018
Time: 4:00-5:30 Place: Ricardo LT Speaker Room: 113

We examine the impact of the introduction of paid maternity leave in Norway in 1977 on maternal health in the medium- and long-term. Using administrative data combined with survey data on the health of women around age 40, we find the reform improved a range of maternal health outcomes and increased health-promoting behaviors. The effects were larger for first-time and low-resource mothers and women who would have taken little unpaid leave in the absence of the reform. We study the health effects of subsequent expansions in paid maternity leave and find evidence of diminishing returns to leave length.